Laura Van Buren focuses her practice on government liability defense, including the defense of civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Bivens actions, and state law torts. Laura works with other attorneys in the firm to counsel and defend government agencies and other private and public entities in high-stakes, complex litigation.
Prior to joining Wieneke Law Group, Laura focused her practice on defending insurers and third-party administrators against claims for breach of contract, insurance bad faith, and extra-contractual liability. Laura also has substantial experience defending insureds in matters involving professional liability, wrongful death, premises liability, and personal injury. She has counseled and defended individuals and companies in commercial and business litigation matters.
During law school, Laura was a member of the Arizona State Law Journal, where she received the Outstanding Staff Writer Award. She also externed for Judge Mary Murguia on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In recognition of her accomplishments, professionalism, and legal skills, Laura was selected to the list of 2021 Southwest Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.
Wieneke Law Group
Associate, 2019 to present
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
Associate, 2017 to 2019
Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint
Associate, 2014 to 2017
- U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
- United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Member, State Bar of Arizona
- Board of Directors, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel – Young Lawyers Division
- FDCC Ladder Down Program, 2015 Graduate